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Young Democrats of America Employment Opportunity Position: Young Democrats of Illinois, Chapter Creation Fellow Hours: minimum of 20 hours per week Salary: $500 Monthly Stipend and up to $100 in travel expenses Job Description: Chapter Creation Fellows’ primary responsibility is to create new

chapters in strategic areas of Illinois – such that have electoral consequences, focus on areas of ethnic diversity, and specific targeted downstate areas where the state needs to grow its Young Democrats membership. Once a chapter is created, the Fellow will identify and train leaders to ensure that they can maintain the new chapter and achieve the desired goals. Fellows will work very independently on this project with the direction of the YDI Leader and the YDA Chapter Manager. Chapter Creation Fellows will have specific recruitment goals and set timeline in which to achieve them. The Chapter Creation Fellow will be responsible for the following:  Researching and finding local targets within downstate counties in which to start chapters  Making contacts and building relationships to help the effort  Training and motivating newly recruited volunteers and interested Young Democrats to start a chapter  Providing guidelines and suggestions to sustain the Young Democrats chapter The Chapter Creation Fellow reports directly to the YDI Leader and the YDA Chapter Manager. To Apply: Applicants should demonstrate:  Ability to start and build Young Democrats chapters in Illinois;  Ability to work independently, be a self-starter, and have a high level of personal accountability.  A warm, welcoming personality who can start a conversation with anyone  Commitment to the ideals and values of the Democratic Party Resume and cover letter must be received by noon on Monday, February 9, 2009. The start date is February 15, 2009 through April 30, 2009 with the possibility of extension upon review. Applicants should submit the application materials to:  email: hsnow@yda.org

Young Democrats of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer. YDA does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, disability, marital status or any other protected status covered by federal, state or local law.

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